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 Hands of Care & Hope is a faith- based organization that reaches out to marginalised people in the three slum areas of Madoya, Korogocho, and Huruma on the outskirts of Nairobi. Its main aim through its activities is to help people to come out of the chronic cycle of poverty, through education, empowerment and motivation.

... At the end of the year even though there were challenges due to Covid 19. We managed to do the following; engage our learners, planted flowers and trees in Mother Kevin community school, opened school for grade 4 and 8 and contained the infection of Covid 19 since none of our learners and staffs were infected. Some staffs went through zoom training on Covid 19 and Human Rights Advocacy. 

 To read Hands of Care and Hope Report 2020  Click here>>>


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Please help us fund St. Francis Nursing Home, 

which cares for our infirm retired missionaries

and local people at Mount Oliver, Dundalk

   Thank You 

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A Resident of our Cheshire Home in Kariobangi, Kenya,
relates her understanding of Covid-19 
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Watch short video of Sr. Lydia D'Sa and Residents at Cheshire Home

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 WATCH Short Video of fight against Covid19 at Love and Hope, Nakuru, Kenya


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More from Love and Hope, Nairobi, above.  To view full size video, please link to   
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Meeting of Temporary Professed Franciscan Missionary Sisters for Africa
held at LaVerna Convent, Kampala, Uganda 
To read about it and view photographs
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  Srs. Cecila Sweeney, Elizabeth Mursphy and Marie O'Brien share their experience
of their involvement in Education in as part of a contribute to stories being gathered by Epic: The Irish Emigration Museum in Dublin.   
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Sr Miriam Duggan was interviewed by Fr. Conor Donnelly. She is enthusiastically furthering the cause of our Foundress Mother Kevin, Servant of God. Sr Miriam herself has been inspired by her and has followed in the footsteps of Mother Kevin. Listen to her interview below as she shares womething of her interesting life's journey with us.  We are grateful to Fr. Conor for sharing this video.  

Sr. Marie O'Brien pays tribute to our benefactors.  Read here>>> 

FMSA is a registered Charity.

FMSA Charity Numbers:

USA   1320
England  227812
Scotland  SC008010
Ireland  5610

Please help support our works and our missionaries.  To donate online through PayPal or by Credit Card, click on Donate Button under Main Menu.  To donate offline, go to 'Donations' in Main Menu.  Thank you for your support.

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This site will introduce you to the Franciscan Missionary Sisters for Africa. You will find information about us, our Spirituality and our works. You will also find news of community events and have an opportunity to sample articles from our magazine, Daystar.  You may request the Prayers of our Sisters in our Motherhouse at Mount Oliver, Dundalk and read about ways you can help us as partners in mission. You may read about how a woman may become an FMSA.

Among the materials featured you will find information and accounts of efforts being made to address the HIV/AIDS and Covid 19 pandemics and to care for those affected by it through Home-Based Care Programmes, "Education for Life", Youth Alive, Care of Orphans, Life-Skills Training Programmes and Bereavement and Loss Programmes.   You will also find accounts of Prison Ministry, School Chaplaincy, Care of the Elderly, Community Leadership Training, Development Projects, Spirituality Development, Counselling and much more. 

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